First Sunday of Lent

02-14-2016Pastor's LetterRev. Richard Fitzgerald

Now that we are at the first Sunday of Lent, maybe some of you, like me, have to keep reminding ourselves of the resolves we have made to grow closer to God during this holy and penitential season. Traditionally, the forty days of Lent is a time to reflect on the Stations of the Cross, picturing ourselves at the various scenes wondering how we would have reacted to Jesus at the various steps along the road to Calvary. Would we have mocked Him? Would we have helped Him carry His cross? How grateful we should be that we have heard the gospel message that tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave us His only begotten Son”.

This Lent, let us all treasure this gift in our hearts so that at the end of Lent, we may joyfully celebrate at Easter, the fruit of that gift, the gift of Eternal Life. Speaking of the Stations of the Cross, those which are in the upper church have been cleaned, painted, and fitted with new lighting fixtures so that we may see them more clearly during this Lent and Easter Season. We were able to do this with donations that were given to our parish in memory of Francis M. Davin, a longtime member of our parish, who passed away recently. We are grateful to his family and friends for their generosity.

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